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Trump Forced To Jump Barricade As Protesters Storm California Event

The Republican candidate and his Secret Service detail were forced to enter a hotel by trudging through a ditch as protesters overcame police barricades.

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For the second day in California, protests against Donald Trump grew heated on Friday as demonstrators briefly overcame a police barricade outside a hotel where the GOP frontrunner was scheduled to speak.

Trump protesters have pushed over barricades and stormed the entrance of the venue https://t.co/gLeZIjY7pp

Hundreds gathered on Friday outside a hotel in Burlingame, near San Francisco, that was hosting the state's Republican Party Convention, armed with signs that labeled Trump a racist and fascist.

But some were able to breach the fence and storm toward the hotel before being pushed back by police.

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Trump and his security detail were forced to stop on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 101 and jump over a median to enter the hotel at the rear of the property.

WATCH: @realDonaldTrump goes to back entrance at CA rally to dodge crowd of protesters. @ShepNewsTeam

He also exited the hotel via the same route:

#Trump exits the Hyatt just as he entered; through back door and over freeway barrier to awaiting motorcade. #CAGOP

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Police set up lines trying to keep protesters away from the hotel doors. Lt. Jay Kiely of the Burlingame Police Department told BuzzFeed News five people were arrested.

At least one person was just detained at side of #CAGOP Convention as police push forward into crowd

The names of the people arrested and the charges they were booked on were not immediately available, he said.

Another protester detained in the parking garage next to #GOP convention

One protester detained after Trump's speech. Police had declared the protest unlawful and warned the crowd to disperse.

A protester was taken down by police. This came suddenly, after it seemed like things had calmed down.

A deputy with the San Mateo Sheriff's Office was injured while he was arresting a protester and was kicked in the face by second protester, Kiely said. The deputy was treated at the scene and released.

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The protest continued even after Trump finished his speech and left the hotel. At one point protesters burned an American flag.

The head of a Trump piƱata that was being carried by protesters was also set on fire.

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